Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) was a Japanese novelist, playwright, actor, film director, and poet. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature three times. Yukio Mishima obtained international fame and is generally agreed to be one of the most significant Japanese authors of the twentieth century. He was a prolific writer and wrote many pieces solely for profit. His creative catalog includes one film, one libretto, eighteen plays, twenty books of essays, twenty books of short fiction and forty novels. His most significant work exploited modern literary stylistics with traditional Japanese elements. He also addressed modern configurations of sexuality and mortality in his writing. He was awarded the Shincho Prize, Kishida Prize for Drama, Yomiuri Prize for best novel, and Yomiuri Prize for best drama.
On January 14, 1925, Yukio Mishima was born in Kimitake Hiraoka near Tokyo. His father worked as a government official. As a child, Yukio Mishima’s life was dominated by his… read more